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sometimes i just feel like quitting ETA

Anonymous
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Has anyone ever had to quit their job due to their depression or other mental illness?



ETA: I had to leave my job. I was just diagnosed with rapid-cycling bipolar disorder on top of MDD. I tried to work with my employers to cut me down to part time for a bit while I got things under control but they refused to help me so I had no choice but to leave. My job was where I was having most of my episodes. It Sucks but I have a 20 month old DD to take care of and I need to be happy for her.
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 27, 2013 at 12:14 AM
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ashleighmama
by Ashleigh on Feb. 27, 2013 at 12:32 AM
Yes. Well actually my job put me on a leave of absence. My boss was super nice about it, she told me I needed to take some time off and try to get well. I was a home health aide. I never went back, Ive been on disability ever since, its been almost 20 years.
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coupon_ash_back
by on Feb. 27, 2013 at 12:52 AM
Yes. I'm ashamed to admit, too many times.
lyrick24
by Ruby Member on Feb. 27, 2013 at 1:12 PM

 yes, i have. i was a nurse for 15 years before i went on disability. it was just too much on me.

matreshka
by Ruby Member on Feb. 27, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Yes. I had a complete breakdown and had to leave not just my job, but what was my career.  It wasn't pretty. 

lyrick24
by Ruby Member on Feb. 28, 2013 at 8:04 AM

 i hope you feel better and everything works out for you.

matreshka
by Ruby Member on Feb. 28, 2013 at 8:38 AM

I understand.  I have bipolar as well.  I think you made the right decision.  Can you find a less stressful job?

KamisMommysGirl
by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 9:28 AM

 yes it has happened to me. It kind of really stinks!:(

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 28, 2013 at 9:33 AM
I'm gonna take some time off and then go back to school for massage therapy :)

Quoting matreshka:

I understand.  I have bipolar as well.  I think you made the right decision.  Can you find a less stressful job?

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